The Chargers are a team with a good roster and a bad record, and that’s often the recipe for major offseason changes.
Young quarterback Justin Herbert has taken the league by storm, and has the inside track to win the Rookie of the Year award, but the team still sports a 6-9 record. Head coach Anthony Lynn’s seat is white-hot, and his job status is very much in jeopardy.
Either way, someone is likely going to fall on the sword for the Chargers woes, whether it’s Lynn, or other members of his coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley was asked about the black cloud looming over all their jobs, and he said he’s trying not to think about it, heading into the team’s Week 17 showdown with the Chiefs.
“The reality is you try not to, right?” Bradley said, via the Los Angeles Times. “It’s always tough, I think, when you’re going into the last game and you’re not in the playoffs. There’s a sense of frustration.”
“I love our players,” Bradley said. “I love what they bring. I think that the future is very, very bright for this defense. If this group can be healthy and stay healthy, I really feel like the arrow’s up.”
The arrow does point up, due to Herbert, his receiving corps, and the players they’ll get back healthy on defense next season. But Lynn may not be back to lead them all in 2021.